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Gambia Line breaks: Gam¦bia
Pronunciation: /ˈɡambɪə/

Definition of Gambia in English:

1 (also the Gambia) A country on the coast of West Africa; population 1,778,100 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Malinke and other indigenous languages, Creole; capital, Banjul.

Gambia consists of a narrow strip of territory on either side of the Gambia River that forms an enclave in Senegal. It was created a British colony in 1843 and became a republic in 1970. It was an independent member of the Commonwealth from1965 to 2013

2A river of West Africa, which rises near Labé in Guinea and flows 800 km (500 miles) through Senegal and Gambia to meet the Atlantic at Banjul.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡambɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The Gambians have been working closely with the town's young people through the Youth Centre and St John's School to help improve understanding of each other's different cultures.
  • But it is worth exploring - Gambians are gregarious and hospitable people, and the smiles and greetings offered to foreigners are completely genuine.
  • The royal visitor spent some time with members of the Marlborough Resource Centre and spoke with a group of Gambians from Marlborough's link community of Gunjur.

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